Source: The Atlantic
quote: 1) Software stops advancing and no longer needs advanced hardware.2) People stop reacting positively to software improvements and refuse to upgrade their systems.3) Performance hardware stops advancing while low-power hardware catches up.
quote: Well I spent my time at Apple writing low-level high performance codec code (including plenty of assembly, based on a careful understanding of CPU µarchitecture), ...
quote: What are your credentials?
quote: Name the last software advance in CONSUMER software that REALLY required advanced HW.
quote: HAS already happened. Look at the damn HW sales numbers.
quote: HAS ALSO already happened.
quote: As for your claim that i7s are NOT sold into previous Xeon markets
quote: (1) HAS largely happened. Name the last software advance in CONSUMER software that REALLY required advanced HW.